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1 Pharmacokinetics of two low-dose levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems and effects on ovulation rate and cervical function: Pooled analyses of phase II and III studies Fertility and Sterility, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Evaluation of vitamin D supplementation doses during pregnancy in a population at high risk for deficiency Hormone Research in Paediatrics, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Side effects unrelated to disease activity, and acceptability of highly effective contraceptive methods in women with systemic lupus erythematosus: A randomized, clinical trial Contraception, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Influence of an oral contraceptive containing drospirenone on insulin sensitivity of healthy women European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Clinical management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in pregnant and postpartum women Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Increased calcium absorption from synthetic stable amorphous calcium carbonate: Double-blind randomized crossover clinical trial in post-menopausal women Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Management of thoracic endometriosis: Single institution experience European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, April 23, 2014

8 Obstetric anaesthesia and peripartum management Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Development and testing of the preeclampsia prenatal symptom-monitoring checklist (PPSMC) Journal of Nursing Measurement, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Patterns of opioid utilization in pregnancy in a large cohort of commercial insurance beneficiaries in the United States Anesthesiology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Characterization of antibody specificities associated with preeclampsia Hypertension, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Cognitive problems among breast cancer survivors: Loneliness enhances risk Psycho-Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

13 The effects of vaginal prolapse surgery using synthetic mesh on vaginal wall sensibility, vaginal vasocongestion, and sexual function: A prospective single-center study The Journal of Sexual Medicine, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Utility of conventional and diffusion-weighted MRI features in distinguishing benign from malignant endometrial lesions European Journal of Radiology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Validation of a self-administered instrument to measure adherence to anticholinergic drugs in women with overactive bladder Neurourology and Urodynamics, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Pelvic floor muscle activation and strength components influencing female urinary continence and stress incontinence: A systematic review Neurourology and Urodynamics, April 23, 2014    Review Article

17 Distribution and perinatal transmission of bacterial vaginal infections in pregnant women without vaginal symptoms Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Management of cardiac arrest in pregnancy Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, April 23, 2014

19 Thromboembolism in pregnancy: Challenges and controversies in the prevention of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism and management of anticoagulation in women with mechanical prosthetic heart valves Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Measuring the meaning of miscarriage: Revision of the impact of miscarriage scale Journal of Nursing Measurement, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Antiseptics and antibiotics have similar efficacy in treatment of BV

Based on a review article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, it has been concluded that antiseptics have equal efficacy to antibiotics in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. The literature search covered the time period 1966-2010. Benzydamine, chlorhexidine, and polyhexamethylene niguanide were as effective as metronidazole and clindamycin in the short-term treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

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BRCA2 mutations improve OS in ovarian cancer patients

Based on an observational study orchestrated by researchers at the M D Anderson Cancer Center, BRCA2 mutations have been associated with improved survival in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer. The 5-year OS in patients with BRCA2 mutations was 61% compared with 25% for patients with BRCA wild-type. The 3-year PFS in patients with BRCA2 mutations was 44% compared with 16% for patients with BRCA wild-type. Patients with BRCA2 mutations exhibited 100% chemosensitivity compared to 82% and 80% for patients with BRCA wild-type and BRCA1 mutations, respectively. Genomic analysis of the tumors from patients with BRCA2 mutations suggested a “mutator phenotype” compared to tumors from patients with BRCA1 mutations.

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Trans fat intake increases risk of ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women

In a study involving 87,025 postmenopausal women, those in the highest quintile of dietary trans fat had an increased risk of ischemic stroke (HR=1.39). In 663,041 person-years of follow-up, 1049 incident cases of ischemic stroke were reported. The effect was attenuated in aspirin users (HR=0.95) compared to non-users (HR=1.66).

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Most Popular Ob/Gyn Articles

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1 Nifedipine versus atosiban in the treatment of threatened preterm labour (Assessment of Perinatal Outcome after Specific Tocolysis in Early Labour: APOSTEL III-Trial) BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, March 10, 2014    Free full text

2 Effects of raw red onion consumption on metabolic features in overweight or obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomized controlled clinical trial Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, March 11, 2014

3 Association between labetalol use for hypertension in pregnancy and adverse infant outcomes European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, February 17, 2014

4 First-trimester risk factors for preeclampsia development in women initiating aspirin by 16 weeks of gestation Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 4, 2014

5 High-dose vitamin D supplementation and measures of insulin sensitivity in polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomized, controlled pilot trial Fertility and Sterility, March 19, 2014

6 Effect of physical activity during pregnancy on mode of delivery American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 24, 2014

7 Effects of ginger for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: A meta-analysis Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, January 15, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 Drug treatment of hypertension in pregnancy: a critical review of adult guideline recommendations Journal of Hypertension, February 4, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Guideline

9 Effects of probiotics for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis in adult women: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, December 19, 2013    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Prevention opportunities for oral contraceptive–associated ischemic stroke Stroke, March 6, 2014

11 A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting Nutrition Journal, March 25, 2014    Free full text

12 Effects of paternal and maternal lifestyle factors on pregnancy complications and perinatal outcome. A population-based birth-cohort study: The GECKO Drenthe cohort Human Reproduction, March 21, 2014

13 A higher-complex carbohydrate diet in gestational diabetes achieves glucose targets and lowers postprandial lipids: A randomized crossover study Diabetes Care, March 7, 2014

14 Age at menopause, reproductive history, and venous thromboembolism risk among postmenopausal women: the Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy clinical trials Menopause, March 12, 2014

15 Randomized, controlled trial of yoga in women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy Journal of Clinical Oncology, March 5, 2014

16 Prospective study of dietary fat and risk of uterine leiomyomata American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 18, 2014

17 Low maternal serum vitamin D during pregnancy and the risk for postpartum depression symptoms Archives of Women's Mental Health, March 28, 2014

18 Associations between urine excretion of isoflavonoids and cognition in postmenopausal women in the women's isoflavone soy health clinical trial Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, March 20, 2014

19 A systematic review investigating the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the management of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) in pregnancy Journal of Advanced Nursing, March 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article
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20 Assessment of sublingual misoprostol as first-line treatment for primary post-partum hemorrhage: Results of a multicenter trial Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, December 23, 2013

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